“As Received” and Adhesive Performance

Posted on 7/10/2017 1:46:57 PM. By Jim Swope

In my early days as a supplier of adhesives to automotive assembly operations, I dreaded the words “as received” on a specifi...

  

What makes Firestop different from other sealants?

Posted on 6/26/2017 1:12:27 PM. By Sharron Halpert

There is one important element in firestop materials that makes them different from so many other sealants is the way they behave in a fi...

  

Antimicrobial Adhesives - Methods, Challenges and Advancements

Posted on 6/15/2017 12:10:44 PM. By Deb Bhattacharjee

In earlier blogs, we discussed broadly how novel and differentiated adhesives could be developed by incorporating additional functionalit...

  

A Progress Report of the Growth Initiative at ASC

Posted on 5/25/2017 3:57:20 PM. By ASC

The Adhesive and Sealant Council started its market growth initiative in 2015 as part of the 2013 Long Range Plan. The intent of this eff...

  

A Renaissance for U.S. Manufacturing - and, by Extension, Specialty Chemicals

Posted on 5/17/2017 5:13:26 PM. By Dan Murad

With over 35 years of experience in the specialty chemicals industry in verticals such as adhesives & sealants, paints & coatings...

  

RED is RIGHT?!? Firestop Colors Explored

Posted on 5/5/2017 2:12:04 PM. By Sharron Halpert

Our last firestop blog shared the history of firestop with you. We talked about some of the cheats the industry had seen in the early day...

  

Outcome Based Functional Performance & Compliance in B&C

Posted on 4/17/2017 1:53:18 PM. By Paul Bertram

This was a topic that I spoke to at ASC’s 2017 Annual Adhesive & Sealant Convention & EXPO in Atlanta this April. Here are ...

  

Bridging the Gap between a Chemical Professional and Mechanical Design Engineer

Posted on 4/11/2017 2:09:22 PM. By Dan Daley

My first ASC Blog post recounted an example at an OEM truck manufacturer where I worked as the Senior Materials Engineering Manager for 3...

  

A History of Firestop in the Building & Construction Industry

Posted on 3/21/2017 5:41:26 PM. By Sharron Halpert

This is the first blog from Sharron Halpert in a series this year on fire protection/firestop in the building & construction industry...

  

Imparting Barrier Properties in Flexible Packaging Application: Part 2

Posted on 3/14/2017 3:38:28 PM. By Deb Bhattacharjee

In an earlier blog HERE, the discussion centered on the fundamentals of barrier properties, how it can be best achieved in a practical an...